Want to join a dynamic and global team investing in innovative fintech entrepreneurs across emerging markets? Quona Capital, a leading venture capital firm dedicated to fueling global fintech, is hiring an Investment Associate to join its Africa and MENA investment team for the summer.
This Summer Associate will work directly with Quona’s Africa investment team on various aspects of the investment and portfolio management processes, with exposure to high-energy entrepreneurial and VC ecosystems in Africa, MENA and beyond.
Quona’s investments in Africa and MENA include iconic fintech and embedded finance startups such as Yoco, Lulalend, Wasoko and Khazna.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission, about the opportunity for financial technology and digitization to reshape financial services in emerging markets, and about engaging with Africa’s most dynamic and promising companies. Given the lean structure and fast-paced environment, the candidate should be able to take initiative and is expected to be independent and resourceful.
This job will be located in DC or South Africa (Quona Capital will not be covering relocation costs).
Position duration: June 2024 - August 2024 (10 weeks)
Conduct market scoping, sector mapping, company deep dives and/or competitive analyses within key fintech verticals and target geographies
Support Quona-wide portfolio value-add initiatives, investment preparation, and exit readiness workstreams (e.g., developing teasers / pitch materials, scoping out potential acquires / downstream capital providers, evaluating M&A opportunities, etc.)
Source and analyze investment opportunities by: engaging with the startup and fintech ecosystems; interviewing the teams, partners, and clients of pipeline companies; building investment theses; conducting strategic and financial analyses; and assisting with pipeline management
Support portfolio management via portfolio performance analyses, preparing materials for periodic reporting to investors, and developing LP-facing collateral
About Quona Capital
Quona Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to fueling global fintech that advances financial inclusion. We invest in early stage financial technology companies and embedded finance opportunities across Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. The firm was formed with a simple idea: technology has the power to radically improve the quality, access and affordability of financial services for underserved consumers and businesses. Thus, the firm invests in disruptive innovations to create a more financially inclusive world.
Quona was established in 2015 and today operates with over USD 800 million in AUM and 75+ investments.
To learn more, check out our portfolio companies and meet the team at
Currently enrolled in a top-tier MBA or similar advanced degree program
Relevant experience in technology, operations, strategy, or product at a fintech company or venture-backed startup; and/or in consulting, principal investing, investment banking, or a related field, preferably focused on financial services or technology
Enthusiasm for technology, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion
Excellent English business writing and communication skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced team that is geographically dispersed
Strong modeling and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail
Candidates of all backgrounds, including those belonging to underrepresented minorities, are strongly encouraged to apply
Competitive salary and benefits...plus people who are fun to work with!
Name, email, resume, and cover letter
Additional: Submit a one-page analysis of any startup, sub-sector, or trend within the fintech ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa or MENA.
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